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Articles from the November 11, 2019 edition

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  • Man Indicted for Murder of Camper in Malibu State Park, Trying to Kill Others

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2019

    The homeless man who shot a father in front of his own children has been indicted, the LA County DA said. On June 22, 2019, Rauda shot and killed Tristan Beaudette, 35, while he was camping in a tent with his two daughters in the state park. The children were not injured. Anthony Rauda was already in jail for gun violations has been charged in several shootings, including one that killed a father camping with his children, and a string of burglaries all occurring in the area of Malibu Creek...

  • Yet Another Tower to Start Construction on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Nov 11, 2019

    The canyon of construction that Lincoln Boulevard has become near the 10 Freeway onramp is going to receive a new addition to the mess this spring. The current surface parking lot between Santa Monica Boulevard and Broadway, once a block of one-story shops, will be demolished in turn to allow construction of a five-story mixed-use building at 1430 Lincoln Boulevard. The developer of the building is WS Communities - isn't that a nice name? Sounds so friendly. But WS Communities is actually an...

  • Events: Military Family Documentary this Saturday at Santa Monica Bay Women's Club Set for Saturday, November 9th 2019

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer

    A free screening of "A Military Family Documentary - While Time Stands Still" will be presented by the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, this Saturday Nov. 9 in Santa Monica. The documentary follows three military wives before, during and after their husbands' combat deployment. Along the way you meet amazing families whose daily bravery will inspire you. The event is free and open to the public. The screening is at 10 a.m. and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. It will be followed by a panel discussion....

  • Do we really love horses? Or do we just love to watch them race.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2019

    On November 1-2 the Breeder's Cup Word Championship 2019 returned for the 10th time to the Santa Anita Park Racetrack, surrounded by the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia. The Breeder's Cup is one of the most glorious events in Thoroughbred racing, displaying the world's leading and prime horses, owners, jockeys and trainers. It was nationally televised and viewed by millions of horse racing fans who enthusiastically cheered as the beautiful thoroughbreds competed in one million...

  • SMPD Appeals to the public to help find a missing dementia patient.

    Nov 11, 2019

    The SMPD has appealed for assistance in locating Mr. Jerry Peels who was last seen on November 1, 2019. Jerry Peels, 62, is a resident of the Beachwood Homes located in the 1300 block of 15th Street in Santa Monica. He was last seen leaving a dialysis appointment in the 2000 block of Santa Monica. He suffers from dementia and requires routine dialysis treatments. "If you have any information on Jerry's whereabouts, we ask that you contact the Santa Monica Police Department," says SMPD PIO Lt....

  • Malibu Half Marathon and 5K runs across Zuma Beach Sunday

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 11, 2019

    The eighth annual Malibu Half Marathon ran through Zuma Beach on Sunday, Nov. 6. A 5,000 meter fun run also had a few hundred entrants. About 2,500 runners ran the annual event, which organizers described as a rare opportunity to run on Pacific Coast Highway along the beach without fighting traffics or cars. 48 year old Ken Rideout of Pacific Palisades won the event overall, with a time of 1:13:26. Emily Gallin of Malibu finished tenth overall and also won the Women's division, touring the 13.1...

  • Renewing Wedding Vows on 35th Anniversary With A Heavenly Cruise to Ensenada, Mexico

    Ron Irwin, Travel Writer|Nov 11, 2019

    After a full and very fun day on Catalina Island it was time to get back aboard the beautiful Carnival Cruise ship "Inspiration" and begin our journey south crossing the U.S. Mexican border but well off shore before working our way ever so serenely to the port of Ensenada. For those who have never cruised before there are several really good reasons why cruise ships take plenty of time and stay well off shore between ports. Once 22.2 kilometers off shore you are in international waters and that...

  • Transient Sentenced to Life in Prison For 2016 Westlake Fire That Killed Five People

    Observer Staff|Nov 11, 2019

    A 25-year-old transient was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing five people after he set fire to a vacant building in the Westlake District three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Last November, Johnny Josue Sanchez, 26, was found guilty of five counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. The special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and arson murder were found to be true. Deputy District...

  • Protect Our Public Spaces From Roundup By Supporting the City Wide Ban on its Use.

    Letter to the Editor, Alec Zeluff-Grant|Nov 11, 2019

    There have been 32,000 more individuals that have stated Roundup has caused their cancer since the LA County Board of supervisors banned the use of any glyphosate-type weed killer on county property. The presence of RoundUp is alarming- In the United States alone, 26 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed every year on public spaces. As discussed in your article, even after this shy step toward protecting public health, there are reports of RoundUp still being sprayed on public parks and areas...